Senior Art Director
WonderEight gathers an all-star pack of creative minds, adventurous tech buffs and fearless strategic thinkers fueled by curiosity and set on changing the world, one brand at a time. We dream big, do big, and have fun at it – we haven’t chosen “Play Seriously” as our motto for nothing!
“And what does it even mean?”, you ask. It means we champion lives well lived, do wonders as a team all the while harnessing each individual’s potential and uniqueness, and value learning and fun times alike. All of this to fulfill one promise: pierce the limit and frontier of imagination.
So what do you say? Care to join us in creating the unimaginable?
Great, cause we’re looking for a Senior Art Director to work as part of the creative team.
- Creative Leadership: Provide artistic and creative leadership to the design team, inspiring and guiding them to deliver innovative and visually stunning solutions.
- Concept Development: Collaborate with clients, account managers and the creative team to develop creative concepts including graphics, illustrations, layouts, multimedia elements, in addition to visual strategies & assets, and design briefs that align with clients’ objectives.
- Design Direction: Oversee the design process, ensuring that concepts are executed with excellence and adhere to clients’ brand guidelines and objectives. Present and communicate design concepts to clients, articulating the creative rationale and ensuring alignment with client expectations.
- Project Management: Manage multiple design projects simultaneously, from concept to completion, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget.
- Client Engagement: Lead creatively while presenting design concepts, addressing feedback, and building strong client relationships.
- Team Collaboration: Collaborate closely with graphic designers, copywriters, and other creative professionals to integrate design seamlessly into marketing campaigns. Also collaborate with external vendors, photographers, and illustrators as needed to support project needs. Coordinate directly with the production team/Finalizer to ensure final design assets are prepared and optimized for various platforms and mediums.
- Trend Research: Stay updated with design trends, emerging technologies, and industry developments to ensure that the agency’s work remains fresh and cutting-edge.
- Quality Assurance: Review and approve design work to ensure it meets the highest quality standards, including aesthetics, brand alignment, and creativity.
- Mentorship: Provide guidance and mentorship to junior designers, fostering their growth and development within the agency.
- Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual arts, or a related field. A relevant master’s degree is a plus.
- 8+ years of experience in art direction, graphic design, or a similar role within a creative agency.
- Strong portfolio showcasing a diverse range of creative projects and design styles.
- Proficiency in graphic design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Canva & Ai tools.
- Exceptional visual design skills, including layout composition, typography, and color theory.
- Creative thinking and the ability to develop unique and innovative design concepts.
- Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate design ideas and concepts.
- Leadership and mentoring abilities, with experience guiding and motivating a creative team.
- Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality design work.
- Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment and interact effectively with clients.
- Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
WonderEight is a global marketing, branding and digital agency with offices in Beirut, Dubai, Riyadh and London, boasting a rich portfolio that spans across continents and industries. The agency connects the dots between design, strategy, marketing, & digital to help businesses launch new products, increase their sales and transform into Leading Brands that live true.
WonderEight is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No matter what you identify as, where you come from, what you believe in, and your physical abilities – if you can do the job, we’d love to hear from you!